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PBGC Director Josh Gotbaum Testified Before Congress Today on Multiemployer Pension System

December 19, 2012

WASHINGTON — Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Director Josh Gotbaum testified today before the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions about the status of multiemployer plans.

"For more than 10 million people and their families, multiemployer plans give them a pension that's portable, that they can take with them from job to job, that doesn't require them to become an investment expert or an actuary and that gives them an income they can depend on for the rest of their lives," Gotbaum said. "And they don't have to worry that they or their spouses might outlive the money in their 401K."

Testimony of the Hon. Joshua Gotbaum, PBGC Director before the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee House Committee on Education and the Workforce - December 19, 2012

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